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Tim Lincecum's frightening first seals the deal in Angels' 6-4 loss to Mariners

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Angels 4  Mariners 6

The Angels went against King Felix tonight, but they had a secret weapon named Mike Trout, and a local boy named Tim Lincecum, who would lead the way to victory against Hernandez. One of those things ended up coming through for the Halos, the other, not so much. That's not what you want.

In the first, things looked like they were tilted in the Halos' favor, as they jumped to an early 3-0 lead over Felix Hernandez. That was all due to Mike Trout, the master of AL West regicide, who hit a big, 3-run shot in the opening frame. Okay, so far, so good.

Unfortunately, Tim Lincecum would then give up six runs in the bottom of the first...that's right, SIX...via a couple singles, a sac fly and a homer, and that shot off of King Felix was all but erased. To make matters worse, the Angels then proceeded to get shut down by Hernandez for the rest of the eight innings total he would pitch. That's right, Trout hit a homer and beyond that, just two other hits in the game (one was a Jett Bandy homer, so that's cool). That's not good, that's not going to win many games, yeah?.

That's how the Halos went down tonight, done in by some bad pitching and good pitching...the bad and the good were just on the wrong teams, and the first game of this weekend series is officially an L. I've had better starts to weekends, I reckon.